Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Müller (b. 1960) conducts research in structural dynamics and vibroacoustics, in particular dynamic soil structure interaction, dynamics of buildings, sound radiation and sound fields generated by vibrations in buildings and vehicles. He uses hybrid deterministic and statistical approaches.

His study of Civil Engineering at TUM was followed by his doctorate (TUM, 1989), postdoc at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris, 1991) and habilitation in Technical Mechanics (TUM, 1993). From 1992 he worked in a large engineering company for room acoustics, noise, vibration and air pollution control, from 1995 as managing director, until he was appointed to TUM in 2004. Since 2014 he has been Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at TUM. From 2009 to 2010 he chaired the umbrella organization of the engineering faculty associations 4ING e.V, from 2012 to 2017 he was president of the European Association for Structural Dynamics. Since 2007 he is chairman of the education committee in the Bavarian chamber of engineers, starting from January 2019 of the advisory board for engineering education in the Association of German engineers VDI.

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Treimer, M.; Allert, B.; Dylla, K.; Müller, G.: “Uncertainty quantification applied to the mode coupling phenomenon”. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2017; 388: 171-187


Greim, A.; Kreutz, J.; Müller, G.: “Augmented beam elements using unit deflection shapes of the cross section”. Archive of Applied Mechanics. 2016; 86 (1-2): 135-146


Müller, G. Buchschmid, M.: “Hybrid approaches for vibroacoustical problems based on the finite element method and statistical energy analysis”. Wave Motion. 2014; 51 (4): 622-634


Guggenberger, J., Müller, G.: „Vibrations“. In: Handbook of Engineering Acoustics. Editor: Müller, G., Möser, M. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013: 651-690


Buchschmid M, Pospiech M, Müller G: "Coupling Impedance Boundary Conditions for Absorptive Structures with Spectral Finite Elements in Room Acoustical Simulations". Computing and Visualization in Science. 2010; 13 (7): 355–363